Kennedy Ryan is a web producer at KTLA.

Kennedy has 30 years of experience covering local news in the Los Angeles area.


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  • Joseph Kenneth Cornett was seen wearing a face mask after spitting at deputies while he was being arrested on May 6 for allegedly sexually assaulting a teenager in Lancaster on May 11, 2015. (Credit: DonLuisMeza)

    Man Sentenced to 100 Years to Life for Kidnapping, Sexually Assaulting Two Lancaster Teens

    A 42-year-old man was sentenced Tuesday to 100 years to life in prison for kidnapped and sexually assaulting two teenage girls in Lancaster, prosecutors said. Joseph Kenneth Cornett was convicted in March of a total of 15 felony counts, including kidnapping to commit rape, lewd act upon a child, forcible rape of a child victim and assault by means of force likely to produce great bodily injury, according to a news release from the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office. […]

  • Santa Ana police were investigating an officer-involved shooting on May 24, 2016. (Credit: Southern Counties News)

    Knife-Wielding Woman Shot by Officers After Allegedly Attacking 3 People in Santa Ana Stabbing Spree: Police

    A woman armed with a knife was shot and wounded by officers after attacking several people during a stabbing spree in Santa Ana on Tuesday evening, police said. The first incident occurred around 8 p.m. at the intersection of W. Fifth and Newhope streets where the woman allegedly tried to carjack a man at a car wash, according to Cpl. Anthony Bertagna with the Santa Ana Police Department. “The man was cut with a knife during the attempt carjacking,” Bertagna […]

  • A preliminary magnitude-3.5 earthquake struck about 7 miles from Upland on May 23, 2016. (Credit: USGS)

    Preliminary Magnitude-3.5 Quake Strikes Near Rancho Cucamonga

    A preliminary magnitude-3.5 earthquake struck Monday evening about 4 miles north-northwest of Rancho Cucamonga, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The quake struck at 7:28 p.m. at a depth of 6.2 miles, the USGS said. The epicenter was 1 mile northeast of  San Antonio Heights, according to the USGS.  

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    Costa Mesa Boy Saves Home From Fire After Doing What His ‘Daddy’ Taught Him

    A 7-year-old Costa Mesa boy was being credited Monday with saving his home after spotting a fire in the garage and quickly alerting his father, fire officials said. The fire broke out around 10:30 p.m. Saturday at a home in the 3000 block of Warren Lane, according to a tweet from the Costa Mesa Fire Department. The boy was getting ready for bed when he smelled smoke and realized the attached garage was on fire, fire Capt. Chris Coates told the […]

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    Los Angeles Woman Accused of Beating, Kicking 82-Year-Old Grandmother to Death

    A 25-year-old Los Angeles woman was charged with murder in the beating death of her 82-year-old grandmother, prosecutors announced Monday. At the time of the alleged crime, Rebecca Surratt was living with her mother and grandmother, Martha Yslas, at a home in the 300 block of Woods Avenue, according to a news release from the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office. On May 6, Surratt and Yslas allegedly got into a fight that resulted in the victim’s death, the release […]

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    Returning Marine Surprises Mother in the Middle of Third-Grade Music Class

    A third-grade teacher in Florida was treated to the surprise of a lifetime Thursday when her Marine son walked into her classroom in New Port Richey. Paula Riggs was talking to her students at Schrader Elementary School about music when she was interrupted by an unexpected guest, video of the reunion showed. The surprise guest was her son, Sergeant Paul Riggs. As soon as she saw him, Paula Riggs broke down in tears and hugged her son, the video showed. […]

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    Massive Listeria-Linked Frozen Food Recall Includes Items From Costco, Target, Trader Joe’s

    A Washington state-based frozen produce company voluntary nationwide recall of frozen organic and non-organic fruits and vegetables includes items sold by retailers including Costco, Target, Trader Joe’s and Safeway. CRF Frozen Foods of Pasco, Washington, announced the move in cooperation with the Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention after concerns the products have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, the company said in a statement dated May 3. All affected products were […]

  • LAPD officers were investigation a deadly stabbing in a Van Nuys alley on March 24, 2015. (Credit: Eric Spillman/KTLA)

    Van Nuys Man Sentenced for Fatally Stabbing Mother of Three With Box Cutter

    A 42-year-old Van Nuys man was sentenced Thursday to 12 years in state prison for stabbing his girlfriend to death with a box cutter. Osmar Gomez entered a no contest plea on March 24 to one count of voluntary manslaughter in the 2015 death of the victim, identified as Klaudia A., according to a news release from the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office. Gomez was sitting in a truck with his 32-year-old girlfriend in an alley near Lemay Street […]

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    Ohio Trooper Pulls Trapped Infant From Car After Fiery Crash Caught on Dash Cam Video

    An Ohio State Trooper was being called a hero after pulling a trapped 4-month-old boy from a car after a fiery crash that was caught on dash cam video. The video showed Trooper Sean Eitel following a motorist who was driving erratically on a road in Granville Tuesday night. The car could be seen swerving all over the road and hitting two utility poles before it overturned and burst into flames. As rescuers pulled the driver out of the car […]